Malawi is experiencing unrest in flood calamities since 2015 causing thousands of displacements, deaths, and injuries due to collapsing houses (World Bank, 2019). According to DoDMA (2019), Two million one hundred and thirty-nine thousand six hundred and twenty-four (2,139,624) people have been affected, two hundred and thirty thousand (230,000) people have been evacuated and one hundred and eighty-nine people (189) have died between 2015 to 2019 due to floods and storm which collapses unstable weak houses. This paper therefore aimed at investigating the impact of housing stakeholders in the process of achieving quality housing in the country. The investigation sampled a population of twenty senior managerial positions in disaster management (20) from the following: TEVET training institutions, building construction companies, quality assurance board (NCIC), ministry of lands and housing, town and city councils, district commissioners, and Department of Disaster Management (DoDMA). A qualitative research approach was adopted in order to answer the research question of “To what extent can Malawi Housing Stakeholders Contribute to Quality Housing in Malawi”. Data collection was done through telephone interviews. Creswell et al. [16] reaffirm that qualitative research helps to explore how decisions are made and provide researchers with detailed insight. The findings were in line with the research hypothesis that “There is a significant relationship between Malawi Housing Stakeholders and Quality Housing in Malawi”. This is achieved through participatory involvement which attracts various expertise and skills integrations resulting in sustainable, efficient, and quality housing environments. The paper, therefore, recommends Malawi government to institute suitable and various stakeholders in order to curb housing calamities in
the country.

Author: Albert K.M. Kayange

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2023

  • Date of Conference: 26-28 June, 2023
  • DOI: 10.20533/CICE.2023.0048
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-913572-58-7
  • Conference Location: Residence and Conference Centre, Toronto, Canada